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Aug 2013 01

Development Internship in Post-conflict peace-building in Northern Uganda

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GRG seeks a Development Intern to be based in Gulu, Northern Uganda to contribute to the successful development and implementation of the programs. The internship will provide significant professional development to young professionals and/or higher degree students seeking to gain experience in the development/post-conflict sector. The intern will receive close professional mentoring from our Program Director.

Duties will include:

  • Supporting the innovative change and impact monitoring system, including:
    • gathering and analyzing data
    • writing evaluation reports
    • Conducting research into GRG beneficiary groups in communities and villages, with the aim of improving GRG program services;
    • Supporting the development of GRG’s communication strategy, update the website and draft newsletters;
    • Producing rigorous research papers to be published on GRG’s website and elsewhere;
    • Innovative multi-media documentation of GRG projects, including photography, news stories, documentation of individual child soldier stories, video uploads, etc;
    • Compile and keeping track of fundraising proposals and opportunities;
    • Assisting in drafting grant and fundraising proposals when required;
    • Conducting research on foundations and other possible funding opportunities;
    • Providing as needed program support to the Program Director;
    • If the intern has particular skills (agriculture, psychology, quantitative analysis etc), GRG would be very happy to develop a placement making maximum use of these skills and interests;
    • There will also be time where the Intern can work on own research projects.

GRG uses an innovative approach to facilitate long-term community reintegration and reconciliation of former combatants of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). By working with groups combining ex-combatants and other community members, GRG supports locally designed projects which enable members to work together towards shared goals. These projects include livelihoods initiatives, community savings, counseling and reconciliation and leisure activities. GRG is working with more than 800 individuals between Gulu and the South Sudanese border.

Requirements:

  • Degree in development, conflict studies, psychology, agriculture, or related field.
  • Previous volunteer experience in developing or post-conflict context.
  • Knowledge of sustainable development and conflict resolution.
  • Good cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Good writing and research skills.
  • Skills and experience in grant writing.
  • Web design/update and multi-media skills a plus, including blogging and social marketing.
  • Knowledge of Northern Uganda a plus.

The internship is unpaid, and interns will be expected to cover their own flight and living costs, but provides excellent field experience at a peace-building NGO in a post-conflict setting in Africa. The Program Director will provide close mentoring and professional development support.

How to apply: send a CV/resume and cover letter to Kitty Paulus, Program Director GRG, at kitty@84.22.97.23

Dates for Internship: 3-6 months starting in September 2013. Alternative proposals will be considered.

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